My day trip to Dungeness a couple of weeks ago with Alie.
The main aim of the day was to collect clay at low tide from Littlestone beach a few miles down the road. As we had to wait until late afternoon early evening we had a good chunk of the afternoon in Dungeness.
During the hours spent at Dungeness we both began to search for treasures. Flint is easy to come by but the larger more abstract forms were still buried under water as the tide was fairly high.
Littlestone Beach: The concrete cube embedded within the sand tilting upwards immediately caught my attention. I felt as though I had stumbled across a piece of sculpture or land art. The water marks perfectly created a visual divide across the form.
How long had it been there?
It was too heavy for the incoming tide to wash it away.
With that in mind it then becomes a piece of art. It may change with time, it may move slightly, it transforms from being visible and then disappearing again with each day. Perhaps someone will come along and take it a way one day.
I would have been that person had it not been for travelling by train or at least had the energy to carry it all the back home.
I hope it remains there for a while for some one else to stumble across.
And finally here are the days findings!
It's always quite interesting once you return home and take a closer look at what you have collected and in many cases different moods or mind sets can change your focus.
For some reason I decided that I was going to hone in on black and white (with some grey thrown in there.) I'm particularly pleased with the beautiful white piece of bone.
We were also successful with the clay…. new tests will be posted soon.